Transversal - Meaning and ExamplesDate: Mon, 14 Nov 1994 08:03:36 -0500 (EST) From: Deany Wood Subject: Help I have a 7th grade student who would like to know the meaning and examples of "transversal". This is for a math project that is due by November 21, 1994. More math questions from other 7th graders will likely be coming soon. Thanks for your help. Deany Wood Librarian AAKingston Middle School Potsdam, NY 13676 Date: Thu, 17 Nov 1994 10:35:05 -0500 (EST) From: Dr. Ethan Subject: Re: Help Hi, There are a couple of ways that the word transversal is used but all I can think of right now is a geometrical example. In geometry any line that crosses other lines can be called a transversal. There are however a couple of interesting examples. One is with a transversal and a couple of parallel lines. /l3 / _______________/_______ l2 /2 / ____________/_________ l1 /4 / In this picture, l3 is the transversal of two parallel lines, l1 and l2. This transversal yields many interesting pairs of angles based upon the nature of parallel lines. One example is that the angles marked 2 and 4 are equal. There are many other interesting things that can be done just with this example, all of which would be contained in any standard geometry text. Ethan, Doctor ON Call |
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